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Thousands Displaced In Texas And Oklahoma After Deadly Floods, Tornadoes04:53
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Murphy Canning and Annika Rolston watch as a street remains underwater from days of heavy rain on May 25, 2015 in Austin, Texas. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott toured the damage zone where one person is confirmed dead and at least 12 others missing in flooding along the Rio Blanco, which reports say rose as much as 40 feet in places, caused by more than 10 inches of rain over a four-day period. The governor earlier declared a state of emergency in 24 Texas counties. (Drew Anthony Smith/Getty Images)
Murphy Canning and Annika Rolston watch as a street remains underwater from days of heavy rain on May 25, 2015 in Austin, Texas. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott toured the damage zone where one person is confirmed dead and at least 12 others missing in flooding along the Rio Blanco, which reports say rose as much as 40 feet in places, caused by more than 10 inches of rain over a four-day period. The governor earlier declared a state of emergency in 24 Texas counties. (Drew Anthony Smith/Getty Images)
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Torrential rainfall, flash floods and tornadoes in Texas and Oklahoma over the Memorial Day weekend have left at least five people dead and thousands displaced. The record rainfall comes after a multi-year drought.

In Wimberley, a town outside of Austin, officials are noting some of the worst damage, with recovery teams looking for as many as 12 people who went missing, eight of whom were in a house that was swept away by the floods.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Kate McGee, who is covering the story for KUT in Austin.

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  • Kate McGee, reporter for KUT in Austin, part of the Here & Now Contributors Network. She tweets @KUTMcGee.

This segment aired on May 26, 2015.

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